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Turing Award

과학 전체에 노벨상이 있고, 수학 분야에 FieldsMedal이 있다면 전산학에는 TuringAward가 있습니다.

ACM's most prestigious technical award is accompanied by a prize of $25,000. It is given to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. Financial support of the Turing Award is provided by InterTrust Technologies Corporation's Strategic Technologies and Architectural Research Laboratory (STAR Lab).

역대 수상자들

1966 A.J. Perlis

  • For his influence in the area of advanced programming techniques and compiler construction.

1967 Maurice V. Wilkes

  • Professor Wilkes is best known as the builder and designer of the EDSAC, the first computer with an internally stored program. Built in 1949, the EDSAC used a mercury delay line memory. He is also known as the author, with Wheeler and Gill, of a volume on "Preparation of Programs for Electronic Digital Computers" in 1951, in which program libraries were effectively introduced.

1968 Richard Hamming

  • For his work on numerical methods, automatic coding systems, and error-detecting and error-correcting codes.

1970 J.H. Wilkinson

  • For his research in numerical analysis to facilitiate the use of the high-speed digital computer, having received special recognition for his work in computations in linear algebra and "backward" error analysis.

1971 John McCarthy

  • Dr. McCarthy's lecture "The Present State of Research on Artificial Intellegence" is a topic that covers the area in which he has achieved considerable recognition for his work

1972 EdsgerDijkstra

  • Edsger Dijkstra was a principal contributor in the late 1950's to the development of the ALGOL, a high level programming language which has become a model of clarity and mathematical rigor. He is one of the principal exponents of the science and art of programming languages in general, and has greatly contributed to our understanding of their structure, representation, and implementation. His fifteen years of publications extend from theoretical articles on graph theory to basic manuals, expository texts, and philosophical contemplations in the field of programming languages

1973 Charles W. Bachman

  • For his outstanding contributions to database technology.

1974 DonaldKnuth

  • For his major contributions to the analysis of algorithms and the design of programming languages, and in particular for his contributions to the "art of computer programming" through his well-known books in a continuous series by this title

1975 Allen Newell / Herbert A. Simon (공동수상)

  • In joint scientific efforts extending over twenty years, initially in collaboration with J. C. Shaw at the RAND Corporation, and subsequentially with numerous faculty and student collegues at Carnegie-Mellon University, they have made basic contributions to artificial intelligence, the psychology of human cognition, and list processing.

1976 Michael O. Rabin / Dana S. Scott (공동수상)

  • For their joint paper "Finite Automata and Their Decision Problem," which introduced the idea of nondeterministic machines, which has proved to be an enormously valuable concept. Their (Scott & Rabin) classic paper has been a continuous source of inspiration for subsequent work in this field.
  • Dana Scott는 C. Strachey 와 함께 denotational semantics 의 창시자이기도 하다. 형식언어 의미론 분야의 시조.

1977 John Backus

  • For profound, influential, and lasting contributions to the design of practical high-level programming systems, notably through his work on FORTRAN, and for seminal publication of formal procedures for the specification of programming languages.

1978 Robert W. Floyd

  • For having a clear influence on methodologies for the creation of efficient and reliable software, and for helping to found the following important subfields of computer science: the theory of parsing, the semantics of programming languages, automatic program verification, automatic program synthesis, and analysis of algorithms.

1979 Kenneth E. Iverson

  • For his pioneering effort in programming languages and mathematical notation resulting in what the computing field now knows as APL, for his contributions to the implementation of interactive systems, to educational uses of APL, and to programming language theory and practice.

1980 C. Antony R. Hoare

  • For his fundamental contributions to the definition and design of programming languages.

1981 Edgar F. Codd

  • For his fundamental and continuing contributions to the theory and practice of database management systems. He originated the relational approach to database management in a series of research papers published commencing in 1970. His paper "A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks" was a seminal paper, in a continuing and carefully developed series of papers. Dr. Codd built upon this space and in doing so has provided the impetus for widespread research into numerous related areas, including database languages, query subsystems, database semantics, locking and recovery, and inferential subsystems.

1982 StephenACook

  • For his advancement of our understanding of the complexity of computation in a significant and profound way. His seminal paper, "The Complexity of Theorem Proving Procedures," presented at the 1971 ACM SIGACT Symposium on the Theory of Computing, Laid the foundations for the theory of NP-Completeness. The ensuing exploration of the boundaries and nature of NP-complete class of problems has been one of the most active and important research activities in computer science for the last decade.

  • 계산복잡도에서 가장 중요한 성질인 NP-Complete란 개념을 소개.

1983 Ken Thompson / Dennis M. Ritchie (공동수상)

  • For their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the Unix operating system.

  • Unix와 C 언어와 개발자

1984 Niklaus Wirth

  • For developing a sequence of innovative computer languages, EULER, ALGOL-W, MODULA and PASCAL. PASCAL has become pedagogically significant and has provided a foundation for future computer language, systems, and architectural research.

  • Pascal 언어를 비롯한 수많은 구조적 언어의 개발자.

1985 Richard M. Karp

  • For his continuing contributions to the theory of algorithms including the development of efficient algorithms for network flow and other combinatorial optimization problems, the identification of polynomial-time computability with the intuitive notion of algorithmic efficiency, and, most notably, contributions to the theory of NP-completeness. Karp introduced the now standard methodology for proving problems to be NP-complete which has led to the identification of many theoretical and practical problems as being computationally difficult.

1986 John Hopcroft /Robert Tarjan (공동수상)

  • For fundamental achievements in the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures.
  • Robert Tarjan : 알고리즘 전공. 그래프에 관련된 주요 알고리즘과 자료구조를 만들다.

1987 John Cocke

  • For significant contributions in the design and theory of compilers, the architecture of large systems and the development of reduced instruction set computers (RISC); for discovering and systematizing many fundamental transformations now used in optimizing compilers including reduction of operator strength, elimination of common subexpressions, register allocation, constant propagation, and dead code elimination.

1988 Ivan Sutherland

  • For his pioneering and visionary contributions to computer graphics, starting with Sketchpad, and continuing after. Sketchpad, though written twenty-five years ago, introduced many techniques still important today. These include a display file for screen refresh, a recursively traversed hierarchical structure for modeling graphical objects, recursive methods for geometric transformations, and an object oriented programming style. Later innovations include a "Lorgnette" for viewing stereo or colored images, and elegant algorithms for registering digitized views, clipping polygons, and representing surfaces with hidden lines.
  • 컴퓨터 그래픽스 학자

1989 William (Velvel) Kahan

  • For his fundamental contributions to numerical analysis. One of the foremost experts on floating-point computations. Kahan has dedicated himself to "making the world safe for numerical computations."

1990 Fernando J. Corbato'

  • For his pioneering work organizing the concepts and leading the development of the general-purpose, large-scale, time-sharing and resource-sharing computer systems, CTSS and Multics.

1991 Robin Milner

  • For three distinct and complete achievements: 1) LCF, the mechanization of Scott's Logic of Computable Functions, probably the first theoretically based yet practical tool for machine assisted proof construction; 2) ML, the first language to include polymorphic type inference together with a type-safe exception-handling mechanism; 3) CCS, a general theory of concurrency. In addition, he formulated and strongly advanced full abstraction, the study of the relationship between operational and denotational semantics.
  • ML 개발의 리더. ML 은 위에서 언급된 근대적 성질을 가지는 최초로 잘 구현된, 가장 널리 쓰이는 함수언어중 하나.
  • CCS 와 그 후신인 Pi calculus로 concurrency theory 의 발전에 가장 큰 공헌을 한 학자중 하나.
  • PCF 의 full abstraction 문제를 비롯해 형식언어, 의미론 분야에 많은 업적을 남김.

1992 Butler W. Lampson

  • For contributions to the development of distributed, personal computing environments and the technology for their implementation: workstations, networks, operating systems, programming systems, displays, security and document publishing.

1993 Juris Hartmanis / Richard E. Stearns

  • In recognition of their seminal paper which established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.

1994 Edward Feigenbaum / Raj Reddy (공동수상)

  • For pioneering the design and construction of large scale artificial intelligence systems, demonstrating the practical importance and potential commercial impact of artificial intelligence technology.

1995 Manuel Blum

  • In recognition of his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory and its application to cryptography and program checking.

1996 Amir Pnueli

  • For seminal work introducing temporal logic into computing science and for outstanding contributions to program and systems verification.

1997 DougEngelbart

  • For an inspiring vision of the future of interactive computing and the invention of key technologies to help realize this vision.

1998 James Gray

  • For seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.

1999 Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.

  • For landmark contributions to computer architecture, operating systems, and software engineering.

2000 Andrew Chi-Chih Yao

  • In recognition of his fundamental contributions to the theory of computation, including the complexity-based theory of pseudorandom number generation, cryptography, and communication complexity.

2001 Ole-Johan Dahl / Kristen Nygaard (공동수상)

  • For ideas fundamental to the emergence of object oriented programming, through their design of the programming languages Simula I and Simula 67.

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